Microdermabrasion is a gentle skin resurfacing treatment that stimulates the production of new skin cells and collagen. The process involves utilizing a device to spray fine crystals across the face, mixing gentle abrasion with suction to remove the dead outer layer of skin. Microdermabrasion is effective in reducing acne, mild acne scars, blackheads, clogged pores, fine lines, keratosis pilaris, and sun-damaged skin. Most patients see results after one treatment. A series of 6 to 12 treatments are recommended. Treatments can be done on the face and body.
Frequently asked questions:
Approximately every 28 days we create a new layer of skin. As new cells form they push their way to the surface. As we age this process slows down leading to the appearance of older skin with less radiance. If the skin does not shed properly, dead cells settle on the surface causing clogged pores, a bumpy uneven texture, breakouts and a dull appearance.
Anyone with aged, congested, flaky, dry, thickened, blemished, dull and sun damaged skin will experience a rejuvenated and refreshed complexion. Uneven skin tones and texture will also be improved.
You can return to your normal, daily activities after treatment. Depending on the degree and depth of each treatment, your skin may have a temporary pink coloration that could last from a few hours to two or three days depending on the strength of the treatment. And you can usually apply make-up the next day.
The skin skin typically regenerates at approximately 30 day intervals. Skin improvement with microdermabrasion is temporary and needs to be repeated at average intervals of 2-4 weeks for continued improvement. Usually, multiple treatments (6 – 12 sessions) are recommended to see a significant improvement.
The treatment usually takes 15-45 minutes, depending on the area. The treatment is applied after cleansing the skin and a moisturizing sun block is applied following treatment.
Most common areas are the face, neck, chest, shoulders, back, hands, knees and elbows. Any body area can be treated